Steve Martin returns to TV with a Hulu comedy true crime fans can appreciate

Steve Martin teams up with Martin Short and Selena Gomez for “Only Murders in the Building”

Only Murders in the Building
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Steve Martin is making his television comeback with a killer comedy on Hulu—literally. The actor has kept his projects limited over the recent years, with his last film being 2011’s The Big Year starring himself, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson. Now, the actor is making a transition back to television with a new “crimedy” series titled “Only Murders in the Building.”

Steve Martin’s latest project aims to provide thrill with a comedic twist. The show will follow Steve, alongside fellow comedian Martin Short and singer and actress Selena Gomez. True crime fans may find the series all too relatable as it follows three New York City strangers “who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one,” according to a statement by Hulu.

Only Murders in the Building

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If you’re a fan of the best thriller books or your favorite true crime series is, unfortunately, one of the shows leaving Netflix in August, this new Hulu series could be a worthy replacement. On Tuesday, we were treated to a preview at what’s to come as the show dropped its first official trailer. To commemorate the moment, Steve took to Twitter to celebrate the trailer’s release.

“Yay! Our trailer is finally here! We love our show, “Only Murders in the Building,” with Selena Gomez, the pixie-ish Martin Short, and me,” he wrote.

Steve Martin is no stranger when it comes to murder mysteries. In the past, he has indulged in projects that fall under the “crimedy” genre including the 2006 remake of The Pink Panther where he played the leading role of Inspector Clouseau. 

Not only will the actor star in the show, but he also wrote it. To help put the project together, Steve teamed up with Grace and Frankie executive producer John Hoffman as co-creator. For those who can’t get enough of the best mystery books, you can watch the story unfold onscreen with a murder mystery filled with laughter when the show hits Hulu on August 31.

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